Do you ever have one of those days when you try out an idea that REALLY doesn't work?
That's how this card began. Some of my best work is a 'happy accident', you know!
Anyhow, I wanted to make a card that was less 'girly' but still pretty. I think I've managed to achieve what I set out to do... But if you have the time I would value your opinion. Positive or negative - as long as it's constructive, please :)
Here's the card...
I've used embossing paste and a Tim Holtz stencil (Bricked) to give some texture to the Kraft card base. Once dry, several layers of sponged distress ink (Walnut stain) were added.
The layered front panel has my favourite flowers on it. Elizabeth Crafts, Bunch of Flowers 2. The centres are tiny flowers from Memory Box (Flower Mound).
I've kept the Fresh Foliage (Memory Box) ink free as I didn't want to have too much going on. This is a card designed for a CAS challenge, after all!
As for the butterflies... I don't know if you can tell from the photograph but they are, in fact, embossed vellum rubbed with just a smidge of silver gilding wax. The large butterfly is from Memory Box (Blissful Butterfly Border) and the smaller one's are from Martha Stewart, Pop Up Butterfly punch.
One piece of very dark brown twine tied to the side... Finished :)
I made this card for the CAS-ual Friday's Clean and Simple Challenge...
... and for Country View Challenges...
Have a great weekend :)